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The surname Bouska was first found in West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bokska, Bouska, Bokiewicz, Boguska, Bogucki, Bousky and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouska research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1480 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Bouska History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bouska Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Carl Bouska, who came to New York, NY in 1867
  • Elisabeth Bouska, who came to New York, NY in 1870
  • Catharine Bouska, who arrived in New York, NY in 1884
  • Alois Bouska, who came to New York, NY in 1893

Bouska Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Vilem Bouska, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1901
  • William Bouska, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1901
  • Joe Bouska, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1905

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  • Adam Bouska (b. 1983), American award winning fashion photographer
  • Václav Bouska (1910-1975), former Czechoslovakian football midfielder
  • Svatopluk Bouska (b. 1947), Czechoslovakian former football player and manager


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  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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